Thoughts on a Bookish Film: Goodbye Christopher Robin

About the Film: After leaving London for the English countryside, writer A.A. Milne starts to spin fanciful yarns about his son's growing collection of stuffed animals. These stories form the basis for "Winnie-the-Pooh" and "The House at Pooh Corner," published respectively in 1926 and 1928. Milne and his family soon become swept up in the … Continue reading Thoughts on a Bookish Film: Goodbye Christopher Robin

New Release Book Review: Mother’s Day by Fiona McArthur

Mother's Day... About the Book: Burra District Hospital's maternity unit is under threat and will close for births unless a new obstetrician can be found. Midwife Noni Frost needs a miracle. A single mum, Noni lives with her young son, Harley, and her Aunt Win, a free spirit and the beating heart of Burra Guest … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Mother’s Day by Fiona McArthur

Bingo! The Shape of Water by Daniel Kraus in collaboration with Guillermo del Toro

It’s bingo Saturday once again – that rolled around fast! The square I’ve filled for this entry is:   A Book that became a Movie     This is a book that has a slightly different journey to movie in that it was written alongside the creation of the movie, rather than simply having a … Continue reading Bingo! The Shape of Water by Daniel Kraus in collaboration with Guillermo del Toro

Book Review: Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves by Rachel Malik

Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves... About the Book: A novel with a crime at its heart, based on the extraordinary life of the author's own grandmother. During the Second World War, Rene Hargreaves leaves her children with her aunt and boards a train without buying a return ticket, so sure is she that she never … Continue reading Book Review: Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves by Rachel Malik